The Amalgamut

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Alternative Press
    70
    This time, the heartfelt stuff sounds more sugary than before, while the hate vibes sound even more caustic. [Sep 2002, p.73]
  2. 80
    The only misstep is in the pacing.
  3. The mellow moments define this album with "The Missing," "The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)" and the contemplative "God Damn Me" being the main reasons to stick it out with these dudes.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    The music is more honed than ever. [9 Aug 2002, p.74]
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. GilliganRIP
    Feb 11, 2008
    9
    This album still holds up as the band's best work. God Damn Me should affect you. If it doesn't, you're dead.
  2. DeclanM
    Jun 21, 2007
    9
    Very good album near perfect its a shame he hasn't released anything since.
  3. AndrewM
    May 15, 2005
    8
    Sir Spite Ful doesn't know what he is talking about. Filter is not one of the bands that kids today rally behind and protest corporate Sir Spite Ful doesn't know what he is talking about. Filter is not one of the bands that kids today rally behind and protest corporate America with. I can't even imagine what gave you that impression: maybe "Where Do Weo Go From Here?"'s video with all the kids? I don't know, but if you're gonna harsh know you're talking about first you idiot. Filter is a band that's maturing with age. There are still bizarre electronic pieces on the cd but songs like "Where Do We Go From Here", "The Missing", "God Damn Me", and "The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way) are worth is the price of the cd alone. "My Lonely Walk to Jail" along with the first half the cd will please older fans of Filter who enjoyed "Nice Shot Man" and "Welcome to the Fold". A great cd for long time fans and a great cd for newcomers, just look for new Filter, as they get better with every cd. Full Review »